Jesse Pujji, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Prior to Ampush, Jesse was an investment professional at Goldman Sachs. In that role, he made $10 to $50m investments in public and private companies in the auto, education and new media industries. Before Goldman, Jesse worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York and Dubai focusing on the internet media, ecommerce and telecom industries.
Jesse graduated from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a dual concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship and a second degree in Political Science.
Jesse can be found playing tennis, watching the NFL (Rams), traveling, debating policy and politics and coming up with useless business ideas (e.g., self erasing chalkboards). He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.
Chris Amos, Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer
Prior to Ampush, Chris worked as an investment professional at The Carlyle Group in Washington D.C., where he evaluated leveraged buyout transactions in the automotive supply, trucking, railroad and shipping sectors. Before Carlyle, Chris worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in New York, where he advised financial sponsor clients on a variety of transactions in the post-secondary education, technology and consumer industries.
Chris graduated from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a dual concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship.
Chris can be found exploring new music, watching the Bulls, experimenting with photography and traveling to new places. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois (and born in a small town not too far away).
Nick Shah, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Prior to Ampush, Nick worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in New York and Mumbai advising on a range of deals, from IPOs to mergers, in the media and telecom industries.
Nick graduated from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a dual concentration in Finance and Operations and Information Management.
Nick can be found playing basketball, participating in dance-offs, fearing bicycles, loving all things India, cheering for the Detroit Pistons and always being positive. He was born and raised outside of Detroit, Michigan.
As CTO, Mark provides the technical and visionary leadership to Ampush Engineering team, and drives the technical architecture, design and implementation of all our products. Mark is a seasoned and results driven technology executive, and brings over 20 years of experience building software solutions to Ampush. Most recently, Mark was the Senior Vice President of Engineering & Operations at MyBuys, a ‘big data’ company recognized by Internet Retailer as the Top Personalization Vendor 2010-2012 that provides a patented behavioral targeting software service that captures consumers’ shopping intent, and then uses its recommendation engine to serve consumers personalized product recommendations in Display Ads, Email, and on-site Web Recommendations.
Prior to MyBuys, Mark was VP Engineering at NorthStar Systems where he was part of the founding team responsible for the first several versions of the company’s leading Wealth and Asset Management solutions. Prior to NorthStar, Mark managed the B2B Channels team at Extricity (acquired by Peregrine in 2001). Mark also developed several pioneering products at Microsoft including the first four versions of Exchange Server, MAPI protocol, and LAN Manager.
A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Mark enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding and traveling when not hard at work at Ampush. Mark studied Computer Science and holds a B.S. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.